Avery got a double-sided art easel for her birthday and we've really gotten into "projects" lately. We have quite an array of chalk, markers, crayons, and paints with which our masterpieces are made...and I must say that I am extremely thankful for Crayola's invention of WASHABLE products!! (it comes off skin, clothes, the deck, and even my coffee table! ) I've started taking the easel out on the back deck - its shaded so not too hot - and then i don't have to worry about what drips where...and I can throw the kids in the baby pool afterward and consider them bathed!! Summer is wonderful!